February 7, 2010 by  

General Insects

House Crickets

House crickets are found throughout the U.S. and are about ¾ of an inch long. Light brown in color they feed on fabric and can create damage in homes. Sometimes they will chew on screens of windows and doors creating holes where other pests will enter. They will also feed on clothing, carpet and wool products.

            Control can be accomplished by keeping yards mowed and garbage picked up. Spraying on a regular basis can be effective but needs to be done every few months to keep numbers down. Crack and crevice treatments inside homes are also necessary.


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